Indonesia’s Economic Recovery Plans Include Deregulation of Environmental Policies

Prior to the pandemic, Pres. Joko Widodo had hoped to invest in improving Indonesia’s human resources and infrastructures, as means to boost economic growth. Yet such plans are now on hold and are to be replaced by initiatives to lure foreign investors by deregulating the country’s environmental laws. The drastic decision to do so is…

Call for Legalization of Online Gambling Met with Thai PM’s Orders to Block Gambling Websites

Last August 31, Minister of Parliament Mongkolkit Suksintharanon of the Thai Civilised Party made a call for the legalization of online gambling in Thailand. A week later, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, instructed the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) to coordinate with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, in ordering all Internet Service…

The Real Reason Why Gambling is Not Legal in Indonesia

Much like in India, where sattaking is most popular, gambling is not legal in Indonesia, but there are actually no hard government laws that specifically cover gambling as a prohibited act. Looking closer, the real driving force behind the ban on gambling activities in Indonesia is the implementation of strict Islamic Laws. Majority of Indonesia’s…

AML Act : An International Law Governing the Global Gambling Industry

When looking to invest in an online casino business, have awareness that the global gambling industry is under rigid scrutiny for money laundering activities. Gambling regulators in all jurisdictions require all online gambling operators to comply with an international law known as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act. Online casino operations are known to be easy…

Is It Wise to Invest in an Asia-Facing Online Casino?

Online gambling has become popular in Asia-Pacific countries that many are asking if operating an online casino is a good business venture. Apparently, Asians have quite an appetite for gambling and the current scarcity of accessible online gambling facilities in the region makes the business very appealing.   However, it is first and foremost important…